Panesar may play for South Africa's Highveld Lions

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 03, 2009 14:31 hrs

London: Out-of-favour England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar could be on his way to play for the South African franchise Highveld Lions.

Talks are on to sign Panesar on a short-term deal, and an announcement is expected shortly, The Sun  reports. 

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Lions coach Dave Nosworthy said: "We are talking to Monty and hope to finalise things in the next couple of days. But we're still in final stages of negotiation."

Panesar, who has taken 126 wickets in 39 Tests, could use this opportunity to reignite his England career.

He has slipped down the pecking order behind Graeme Swann and Adil Rashid.

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